MS08-020: Vulnerability in DNS Client Could Allow Spoofing (945553)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 31793


The remote host is vulnerable to DNS spoofing.


There is a flaw in the remote DNS client that could let an attacker send malicious DNS responses to DNS requests made by the remote host, thereby spoofing or redirecting internet traffic from legitimate locations.


Microsoft has released patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server and Vista.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31793

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-020.nasl

Version: 1.30

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/8/2008

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/8/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/8/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0087

BID: 28553

CWE: 287

MSFT: MS08-020

MSKB: 945553